Performance Fee Fight Makes It To The Show Me State
June 12, 2009 at 8:20 AM (PT)
The MISSOURI MARCH OF DIMES has sent this letter to the entire MISSOURI congressional delegation, including Sens. CHRISTOPHER BOND and CLAIRE MCCASKILL, noting local radio's support in donated airtime and urging lawmakers to remember that support "when deliberating legislation that may impact the radio industry."
THE MARCH OF DIMES letter comes as the battle over a Performance Fee rages on.
The letter notes that MISSOURI broadcasters donated airtime worth $650,000 last year in public service announcements supporting THE MARCH OF DIMES. "This generous support cuts across our state from CAPE GIRARDEAU to ST. JOSEPH and in towns and cities in between," wrote the letter's authors. "For MARCH OF DIMES, free, over-the-air radio is living up to its ideal of operating in the public interest. We urge you to keep in mind these contributions when deliberating legislation that may impact the radio industry."